Dogmatic School to Dominicans
Dogmatic School of Medicine Founded by Hippocrates, and so called because it set out certain dogmas or theoretical principles which it made the basis of practice.
Dogmatic Theology is that which treats of the dogmata (doctrines) of religion.
Doit (1 syl.). Not a doit. The doit was a Scotch silver coin = one-third of a farthing. In England the doit
was a base coin of small value prohibited by 3 Henry V. c.1.
"When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." - Shakespeare: The Tempest, ii.2.Dolabra A Roman axe.
Dolabra fossoria. The pickaxe used by miners and excavators.
Dolabra pontificalis. The priest's hatchet for slaughtering animals.
Dolce far Niente (Italian). Delightful idleness. Pliny has "Jucundum tamen nihil agere " (Ep. viii. 9).
Doldrums (The). The name given to that region of the ocean near the equator noted for calms, squalls,
and baffling winds, between the N.E. and S.E. tradewinds.
"But from the bluff-head, where I watched to-day,In the doldrums. In the dumps.
Dole lamentation, from the Latin doleo, to grieve.
"He [the dwarf] found the dead bodies, wherefore he made great dole" - S. Lanier: King Arthur, book i. chap. xiv.Dole a portion allotted, is the Anglo Saxon dál, a portion.
"Heaven has in store a precious dole."Happy man be his dole. May his share or lot be that of a happy or fortunate man.
"Wherein, happy man be his dole, I trust that IDole-fish The share of fish allotted to each one of a company of fishermen in a catch. Dole = the part dealt to anyone. (Anglo-Saxon, dál or dæl, from the verb dael-an, to divide into parts.)
Doll Money A lady of Duxford left a sum of money to be given away annually in the parish, and to be called Doll Money. Doll is a corruption of dole, Saxon dál (a share distributed).
Dollar Marked thus $, either scutum or 8, a dollar being a "piece of eight" [reals]. The two lines indicate
a contraction, as in lb.
Dolly Murrey A character in Crabbe's Borough, who died playing cards.
" `A vole! a vole!' she cried. `'tis fairly won.Dolly Shop A shop where rags and refuse are bought and sold. So called from the black doll suspended over it as a sign. Dolly shops are, in reality, no better than unlicensed pawnshops. A black doll used to be the sign hung out to denote the sale of silks and muslins which were fabricated by Indians.
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